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Posted: 6/20/2005 12:46:59 PM EDT
I am looking to get some plain OD BDUs. I see that there are several manufacterers out there; is their one that I should be looking for or avoiding? Also, if anyone has a favorite site that they have ordered BDUs from, let me know! (I don't want to pay the bend-over priced at my local surplus store.)
Link Posted: 6/20/2005 1:29:12 PM EDT
Propper's a good company for the general civilian market. I don't know much about the other makers (i.e. Tru-Spec).
Link Posted: 6/20/2005 1:49:32 PM EDT
Propper
Link Posted: 6/20/2005 3:23:25 PM EDT
The Propper are a better quality than the Tru Spec.
Link Posted: 6/20/2005 3:24:50 PM EDT
+1 for Propper
Link Posted: 6/20/2005 3:54:10 PM EDT
propper

Link Posted: 6/20/2005 4:11:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/20/2005 4:52:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:
Where the best price on Propper bdus? All my links are kaput in the other computer



$23.85 isn't bad.
http://www.anchortex.com/cgi-bin/shopper.cgi?preadd=action&key=P300148
Link Posted: 6/21/2005 11:19:51 AM EDT
I know of:

The only US maker I know of that civies can get (if you pay $200 or more) is by Camo Distributing, which is in Alabama. I haven't purchased any of their uniforms since I don't have a need for $200 worth of BDUs, and couldn't find anyone to do a group buy with. I also like my shirts to be configured with pockets on the sleeves, and they don't do this, unless you buy a LOT of them.

The following are made overseas, but sometimes with US materials:

1. Propper (most of mine say Made in Honduras or Dominican Republic of US materials)
2. Tru-Spec/Atlantco (Made in Korea)
3. Rothco (Chicom made)

4. Frank Bee (claims to be a US DoD contractor, but shipped me Rothcos and charged me for the US made prices) When I called them on it, they said they didn't have US made tan and OD BDUs in XL Long sizes. They may actually have a good US made product, but I never saw it. I got my money back.
Link Posted: 6/21/2005 7:23:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/21/2005 7:30:10 PM EDT by Kisara]
Propper is quality, and the lowest price I've found them is at gun shows. There are so many sellers, you'll be able to haggle and get a good deal (Especially on a Sunday). Avoid ordering online from the big-name catalog companies (QM, Galls, etc.) or you'll pay too much.
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 8:40:06 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 11:53:56 AM EDT
get some used USGI :)
Link Posted: 6/23/2005 11:44:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/28/2005 11:15:38 AM EDT
Propper BDU pants $18.99 at bhigear.com
Link Posted: 6/29/2005 2:57:36 PM EDT
There's always CRYE Precision to look at .

Crye Precision
Link Posted: 6/29/2005 3:08:30 PM EDT
Tru-spec is garbage. Utterly useless crap.

Propper is pretty decent.
Link Posted: 6/29/2005 5:30:28 PM EDT
Propper its the best brand. Im a big guy....size 46 and this its the most durable and comfortable brand. Not to mention the price are affordable. I buy my bdu at a local army surplus and for a 2xl pants i can got from $30.00 to $38.00 depending on the camo pattern.

I wear bdu since i was 13 and I give this brand two huge thumbs up on price quality and comfort. hope
Link Posted: 6/29/2005 7:04:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zmeja:
I know of:

The only US maker I know of that civies can get (if you pay $200 or more) is by Camo Distributing, which is in Alabama. I haven't purchased any of their uniforms since I don't have a need for $200 worth of BDUs, and couldn't find anyone to do a group buy with. I also like my shirts to be configured with pockets on the sleeves, and they don't do this, unless you buy a LOT of them.

The following are made overseas, but sometimes with US materials:

1. Propper (most of mine say Made in Honduras or Dominican Republic of US materials)
2. Tru-Spec/Atlantco (Made in Korea)
3. Rothco (Chicom made)

4. Frank Bee (claims to be a US DoD contractor, but shipped me Rothcos and charged me for the US made prices) When I called them on it, they said they didn't have US made tan and OD BDUs in XL Long sizes. They may actually have a good US made product, but I never saw it. I got my money back.



For work we purchase thousands of dollars in bdu's from camo distributing and they hold up on par to the BDU's I was issued in the military. If you can set your self up a group buy through them I would take them over all of the rest. I own lots of propers and the camo distributing are on par or better.
Link Posted: 6/29/2005 10:42:19 PM EDT
5.11

www.511tactical.com

Pretty tough stuff. Won't go back to standard BDU's

Link Posted: 6/29/2005 10:47:27 PM EDT
Proppers are the best. I get mine here:

surplus.safeshopper.com/about.htm?142
Link Posted: 7/3/2005 8:35:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Full-Auto:
The Propper are a better quality than the Tru Spec.



HAve both and have to agree, the true spec stuff I have faded pretty freaking fast, the proppers which I wear way more often and get washed way more often still have not faded anything close to what the tru spec has.
Link Posted: 7/3/2005 8:47:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/5/2005 7:03:44 AM EDT
Is 'ULTRA FORCE' garbage?
Link Posted: 7/5/2005 9:40:45 AM EDT
I just bought a set of Propper BDU's and they're very nice. I paid more at a local surplus store than what you can order them for online, but I had to try them on first.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 10:37:47 AM EDT
Tagged
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:47:35 PM EDT
I have both Proper and Tru-Spec and my observations are as follows:

Proper seems to have better QC in their sewing department. But they use lighter weight rip stop materials. Their pocket material is particularly weak I was repairing them with in 3 months or purchasing.

Tru-Spec seems to use a heavier rip stop material and uses the same material for their pockets. They however missed securing a corner of a pocket which causer the material to unravel a bit. Fortunately the unraveling can unravel no farther because of a redundant row of stitching.

That said it’s Tru-spec for me.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 4:23:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/2/2005 4:25:05 PM EDT by Aimless]
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 1:35:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NAM:
Tru-spec is garbage. Utterly useless crap.

Propper is pretty decent.




+1


Tru-Spec blows chunks.
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